Gardening boosts your mood as much as some types of exercise, study finds

In recent weeks, public health experts have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could have a devastating effect on mental health. In the United States, rates of anxiety and depression are rising. Dread and confusion pervade everyday life. From a mental health standpoint, strict lockdown rules mean that many of the activities we derive joy and […] […]

Urban Gardening: 10 Air-Purifying Plants To Keep Your Home Free Of Toxins

Since we’re all stuck at home trying to improve our health and immune system, it is important to keep the air in our homes clean. There are several ways to purify the air at home, but one option that is both natural and affordable is to use air-purifying plants to keep your house clear of […] […]

Gardening improves the look of things

A vegetable garden can improve your health. A beautiful flower garden can improve the look of your home. But the mere act of planting and tending a garden can improve the way you look at things. After a few hours spent planting, weeding or pruning, most people have a more positive outlook, despite suffering a […] […]

Backyard gardening can help relieve ‘stay at home’ stress

Everyone, at some point, feels some cabin fever during ‘stay at home’ orders due to COVID-19. Whether working from home or making sure the kids are doing their school work — or both — being in the same, confined space can make anyone feel claustrophobic. Experts say a lot of people are fighting those feelings by […] […]

Gardening can boost your confidence, self-esteem and body image, a new study has found

According to a new study, gardening can increase our confidence, improve our self-esteem and boost our appreciation of our bodies. This confirms what we already know about gardening being the perfect activity to get us through the current social distancing regulations. The research, conducted by Anglia Ruskin University, looked specifically at allotment gardening. 84 allotment […] […]

The therapeutic value of the garden in trying times

If someone were to say I must self-isolate in the garden for the next few weeks, I would shake him or her by the hand. If I could. Here’s a thumbs up from a distance of six feet or more. The neighborhood sidewalks and nature trails are thronged with the cabin-fevered, so what better place […] […]

How to plant a well-being garden for your physical, mental and social health

There is an ever-growing body of scientific evidence that gardens and gardening are good for our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Having something to nurture brings a sense of unpressured purpose to our lives. And if you choose the right plants and design, you can enhance the wellbeing your garden provides. A considered, layered approach […] […]

Dame Helen Mirren says gardening helps soothe her anxiety and keep “her dragons” away

Dame Helen Mirren has revealed that gardening helps to soothe her anxiety and keep her “dragons” away. The multi award-winning actor said: “I am not very good at turning off but gardening is a wonderful thing to do because it is absorbent, meditative, a learning process and it is physical. It is a really good […] […]

When You Eat Celery Every Day For A Week Your Body Will Receive These 14 Health Benefits

Celery is one of the most nutritious vegetables we can consume, as it is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C, A, B, and K. It is also high in phytonutrients, which act as potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, strengthen the immune system, boosts the intracellular communication, and repairs DNA damage. Researchers have […] […]

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Natural remedies have been around […] […]